What herbs are allowed during pregnancy

Often dur­ing preg­nan­cy, the expec­tant moth­er expe­ri­ences cer­tain ail­ments. And since many drugs are con­traindi­cat­ed for preg­nant women, herbal med­i­cine becomes an alter­na­tive option.


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The body of a preg­nant woman needs vit­a­mins, macro- and microele­ments that con­tribute to the for­ma­tion of the fetal bone mar­row, min­er­al­iza­tion of teeth, skin, as well as ensur­ing the full func­tion­ing of mus­cle and ner­vous tis­sue. In addi­tion, when using med­i­c­i­nal herbs, tox­ins are removed from the body, metab­o­lism and cho­les­terol lev­els in the blood are nor­mal­ized, sleep improves, the activ­i­ty of the ner­vous sys­tem is put in order and effi­cien­cy is increased.

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How­ev­er, herbal med­i­cine does not always give pos­i­tive results, since many herbs, as well as med­i­cines, are dan­ger­ous for a woman and her baby. Only a doc­tor can pre­scribe herbal prepa­ra­tions for preg­nant women.


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A lot of vit­a­min C is found in vibur­num fruits. Dur­ing preg­nan­cy, they are used as a seda­tive, diuret­ic and hypoten­sive agent. Vibur­num berries can be eat­en with hon­ey or pre­pared from them a decoc­tion: 2 table. spoons of berries, crushed into gru­el, pour 1 cup of boil­ing water and heat for 20 min­utes over low heat in a water bath. Then cool the broth, strain. Take a decoc­tion should be 1/3 cup before meals 3 times a day.

Vit­a­min P (rutin), which the body of a preg­nant woman needs, is found in buck­wheat. An infu­sion of buck­wheat ker­nels has use­ful prop­er­ties, for which 1 table. a spoon­ful of pure buck­wheat ker­nels should be poured with 1 cup of boil­ing water. Infuse for 10 min­utes, strain and take 1/3 cup 30 min­utes before meals. And eat swollen buck­wheat ker­nels 30 min­utes after tak­ing the infu­sion. The main func­tion of vit­a­min P is to reduce cap­il­lary per­me­abil­i­ty, reduce swelling and inflam­ma­tion, and strength­en the walls of blood ves­sels. In addi­tion, buck­wheat con­tains pro­tein and iron, which are espe­cial­ly valu­able dur­ing the peri­od of bear­ing a baby.

Fees from tox­i­co­sis
If you feel unwell, nau­sea, vom­it­ing and sali­va­tion dur­ing preg­nan­cy, lemon balm, marigold flow­ers, pep­per­mint, blue­ber­ry and cur­rant leaves will help.

mint, melissa

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With ear­ly tox­i­co­sis, to pre­pare an effec­tive infu­sion, you will need a mix­ture of med­i­c­i­nal plants from lemon balm herb and cal­en­du­la flow­ers. For this, 1 tsp. mix a spoon­ful of chopped and dried lemon balm with 2 tsp. spoons of cal­en­du­la flow­ers, pour the mix­ture with 1.5 cups of boil­ing water, leave for 45 min­utes, strain and take 1/4 cup 3 times a day before meals for a month.

To improve your gen­er­al con­di­tion dur­ing preg­nan­cy, it is impor­tant to take foods rich in vit­a­min E. These include sea buck­thorn oil and pine nut oil. These oils are rec­om­mend­ed to be tak­en 2 times a day for 1 tea­spoon. spoon half an hour before meals, the course of admis­sion is 1 month.

Dur­ing the bear­ing of a child, it is rec­om­mend­ed to take lin­seed oil — a source of polyun­sat­u­rat­ed fat­ty acids, which are active­ly involved in the body’s metab­o­lism and the for­ma­tion of the fetal brain.

rose hip

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The body of the fetus espe­cial­ly needs vit­a­mins C, P and E, which are con­tained in rose­hip broth. Take 2 table. spoons of crushed fruits, pour 3 cups of boil­ing water and boil in an enam­el bowl for 5 min­utes on low heat, then let it brew for 10 hours, strain and con­sume as direct­ed 1/2 cup 3 times a day before meals dai­ly. Take a decoc­tion for 2 months in a row, then take a break for 10 days.

Med­i­c­i­nal herbs must be used very care­ful­ly. Some of them increase the tone of the uterus: shep­herd’s purse, prim­rose, oregano, laven­der, juniper and yarrow. Oth­er plants can stim­u­late the release of estro­gens and dis­rupt the hor­mon­al back­ground of a preg­nant woman: chamomile, St. John’s wort, goose cinque­foil. When tak­ing these plants, you should be very care­ful, as an over­dose or improp­er con­di­tions of use can lead to mis­car­riage or pre­ma­ture birth. And such plants as com­mon yarrow, sting­ing net­tle, pep­per knotweed and knotweed are strong hemo­sta­t­ic agents. They must be used with cau­tion, as they can also cause cramp­ing pain.

Source: Home Doc­tor mag­a­zine


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